In late 2017, Abergeldie was engaged by Veolia Water Australia under a design and construct contract, for the construction of a 14.8km Water Transfer Scheme from Springvale Mine together with a new Water Treatment Facility at Mt Piper Power Station to treat up to 48ML per day of water produced from mining operations for use in the power station.

Full scope comprised of:

  • design, construction, testing and commissioning of a 14.8km pipeline (including a horizontal directional drill beneath the Castlereagh highway) and using existing pump stations to transfer mine water from the Springvale and Angus Place Mines to the power station;
  • construction, testing and pre-commissioning of a water treatment facility adjacent to the power station to enable use of treated water by MPPS for cooling purposes, and release of surplus treated water to MPPS storage dam; and
  • construction, testing and pre-commissioning of a new brine crystallisation system and salt slurry ponds at the power station to enable the efficient disposal of brine,


Veolia Water Australia

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